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CAFO Team Favorite Books

This blog focuses mostly on issues and ideas, not personalities. But the truth is, all of us love to get to know the people behind ideas – what makes them tick, what they love, what helped make them who they are. Not long ago, the CAFO team gathered for our annual strategic planning retreat. It […]


Hearing Psalms

Love begins with listening. Before speaking. Before other actions. Love leans in and seeks to know, understand, feel with. So learning to love orphaned children well means learning first to listen well to orphaned children. Former orphans.  Current orphans. Of course, when it comes to orphan care, there are many important voices to hear…perspectives…research finding…best […]


Breathtaking Video from CAFO2015 — and Upcoming FLT Broadcast

The most visually stunning moment of CAFO2015 came at the end of the first day’s live interview with Jen Bricker.  The striking young woman in a wheelchair had just finished sharing the truth-is-stranger story of her life.  She’d been left at the hospital as an infant without legs. But her adoptive parents taught her to […]


Giving Children More of Family — Models of Transition to Family-Based Care

When big-hearted people heard about orphans in generations past, the first thought was often toward construction of a large institution that could house hundreds of children. That’s frequently true today, too. And little wonder. In the face of vast need, we yearn for solutions that can help many-at-once, not just one or two at a […]


CAFO2015 Summit Live Interviews Upcoming on Family Life Today

    The unforgettable Family Life Today radio interviews recorded live at the CAFO2015 Summit are airing soon!       Jen Bricker (this Wednesday, July 15) was left at the hospital as an infant without legs. But her adoptive parents taught her to “never say can’t” on the road to becoming the Illinois State […]


Why is CAFO2015 in a Rap Video?

No one at CAFO2015 will soon forget the live FLT interview of Bishop Aaron Blake…and its amazing surprise crescendo. You’ll be able to hear the full interview later this year on FLT. But today, you can catch parts of it in a new rap video from none other than Bishop Blake’s “grafted in” son, rapper […]


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